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Plastics Make it Possible® is making it easier than ever to hit a home run for recycling.

The Plastics Make it Possible® recycling vending machine made an appearance at Denver’s Coors Field on June 25. Fans at the game can deposit a plastic beverage bottle into the vending machine for recycling in exchange for a free special-edition T-shirt that uses fabric made with recycled plastics.

Plastics Make it Possible® is sponsoring this event and promoting recycling at the stadium to underscore just how easy it is for people to give used plastics another life. The recycling vending machine hopefully will inspire people to recycle more plastics and to look for products made with recycled plastics.

Most households today have a wide range of recyclable plastics in their homes, such as beverage bottles, cottage cheese containers, condiment bottles, milk and juice jugs, and much more, that are accepted for recycling in most curbside recycling programs. When recycled, these everyday plastics become the raw material used to make a large variety of new products, such as kitchen tools, furniture, garden planters, construction materials, automotive parts, carpeting, packaging, and more.

To help create the T-shirt material, used plastics are cleaned, melted, and stretched into a fine thread, which is woven into soft, comfortable fabrics. Thanks to the versatility of recycled plastics, these fabrics can be manufactured in a variety of weights and textures for a wide range of uses, from stylish dresses to rugged outdoor jackets—and even the comfortable T-shirts dispensed from the Plastics Make it Possible® recycling vending machine.

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